GOP Attacks Obama for Downplaying Chavez Threat

Jul 11, 2012 Full story: The Wall Street Journal 66

Heavyweight Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee A Mitt Romney , have foundA a fresh flank to attack President Obama's foreign-policy chops: Venezuela.

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Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#42 Jul 12, 2012
DAO wrote:
<quoted text>There are good dictators and bad dictators. We support the good ones and denounce the bad ones, unless of course, we change our minds.
Take Muammar Qaddafi – please. When he nationalized U.S. and European oil companies in the 1970s, he became a bad dictator, same happens with Chavez.
That is great that American oil refineries support Chavez living large while his people starve.
DAO

Miami Beach, FL

#44 Jul 12, 2012
Adios Hugo wrote:
Hugo is like Noriega but more dangerous because he has allied himself with Saddam Hussein of Iraq (may he rote in hell), Kaddafi from Lybia ( may he rote as well), Admandhineja of Iran, Hamas, North Korea and now supports Assad from Syria.
His top 5 Generals including the Chief of Staff of the armed forces are accomplices in Narco Traffic to Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Europe.
Hence the reason he prohibited any cooperation with the DEA. Also now that Iran is developing nukes and ICBMs, Iran wants to base these in Venezuela pointing at US.
If the cancer does not kill him, some one will end him with a "cue de grace".
For a Free Venezuela, Bush 2 why didn't you learn from your father as he acted against Noriega?!
INTERPOL praises Venezuela's arrest of one of Italy's most wanted as model of international police collaboration,Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Monday that one of Colombia's most wanted drug traffickers, Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias "El Valenciano," has been captured in Venezuelan territory.Two alleged leaders of the Colombian rightwing paramilitary organisation AUC have been arrested in Venezuela, according to Colombian newspaper El Tiempo.
Hector Buitrago Parada,‘Martin Llanos’, and his brother Nelson Orlando Buitrago Parada ‘Caballo’(Horse), were captured within hours of each other this past weekend, and will face charges of kidnapping, murder and drug trafficking.Colombian drug lord Diego Perez Henao, one criminal prosecution for the most wanted in America, the police were arresting neighboring Venezuela.Venezuelan soldiers this week captured alleged Colombian drug lord Salomon Camacho, known as "Big Papa," who has a $5 million price on his head in the United States for smuggling cocaine.INTERPOL lauds Venezuelan capture of suspected Colombian drug lord and accomplice.
bohart

Newport, TN

#45 Jul 12, 2012
Chavez a threat?, only Fox news watching idiots would buy that cow.
DAO

Miami Beach, FL

#46 Jul 12, 2012
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
That is great that American oil refineries support Chavez living large while his people starve.
The Paraguaná Refinery Complex (Spanish: Centro de Refinación de Paraguaná) is a crude oil refinery located in the Venezuelan state Falcón and currently considered the world´s second largest refinery complex, just after Jamnagar Refinery in India. It's the result of the fusion of Amuay Refinery, Bajo Grande Refinery and Cardón Refinery. Nowadays it refines 940 thousand barrels per day (149,000 m3/d). The complex is located in a shared area by the Paraguaná Peninsula in Falcón state and the western coast of Lake Maracaibo in the Zulia state. This complex holds 71% of the refining capacity of Venezuela and it belongs to the state-owned company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).Four million Venezuelans have been lifted out of poverty since 1998 with poverty rates falling by nearly half and extreme poverty by two-thirds. Cynics have tried to say this is just about oil. But Venezuela had oil for 80 years – and deep poverty for much of that history!
IdislikeGov

Rochester, MN

#47 Jul 12, 2012
Obama is Chavez , both radical dictaitors
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#49 Jul 13, 2012
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." --George Bush-- Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000
obama PETULANT LILGIRL

Philadelphia, PA

#50 Jul 13, 2012
obama hussein = so naive, so childish, so incompetent
obama PETULANT LILGIRL

Philadelphia, PA

#51 Jul 13, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." --George Bush-- Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000
"The private sector is doing fine" - borat hussein obama
Washington DC - June 8th, 2012
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#52 Jul 13, 2012
obama PETULANT LILGIRL wrote:
<quoted text>
"The private sector is doing fine" - borat hussein obama
Washington DC - June 8th, 2012
Compared to Federal, State and Local governments.

The government is shedding jobs, not adding them.

The private sector is at least adding jobs.

Teabaggers taking one out of context "sound bite" to "spin".

"The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government oftentimes cuts initiated by governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the Federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in,” he added.

And so, if Republicans want to be helpful, if they really want to move forward and put people back to work, what they should be thinking about is ‘how do we help state and local governments and how do we help the construction industry,’” said President Obama.

“Because the recipes that they’re promoting are basically the kinds of policies that would add weakness to the economy,” he concluded.
Gosch Foundation

Ishpeming, MI

#53 Jul 13, 2012
obama PETULANT LILGIRL wrote:
obama hussein = so naive, so childish, so incompetent
The Calvary Chapel David Barton Connection Why Is This So ...
The Calvary Chapel David Barton Connection Why Is This So Significant?
Commentary by Roger Oakland www.understandthetimes.org . For printer friendly ...

http://www.understandthetimes.org/commentary/ ...- 86k -
David Barton Why is David Barton Ducking Debates About his Work? Submitted by Kyle Mantyla on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 11:45am
Last year, Warren Throckmorton began writing a series of blog posts about the false claims made by David Barton about Thomas Jefferson, which eventually culminated in a new book he co-authored called "Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President."

At the time when Throckmorton was just beginning this undertaking, he was invited to appear on a radio program hosted by Paul Edwards to discuss his work alongside Barton himself, who had initially agreed to appear on the program but then reneged once he learned that he'd actually have to defend his work against someone who could challenge his false claims and set the record straight. Barton eventually agreed to appear on the program but refused to debate Throckmorton directly, insisting that he would only speak with Edwards.

Throckmorton has not been the only one working to debunk Barton's brand of right-wing pseudo-history, as history professor John Fea has also taken on Barton's work in both his book "Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?" as well as on his blog.

Today, Fea reported that he and Barton were invited to appear on a radio program hosted by Jerry Newcombe of Truth in Action Ministries last night to discuss Barton's work ... and once again, when faced with the prospect of having to defend his work against someone capable of setting the record straight, Barton backed out:

Newcombe didn't waste any time bringing up David Barton's new book on Thomas Jefferson. He thought that Barton's argument in the book was on the mark and he questioned why I had called him a "pseudo-historian." He reminded me that "pseudo" was a derivative of the Greek word for "liar."

I responded to Newcombe by saying some of the same things I have written about numerous times here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. I think Barton's work is problematic for two reasons.

First, he often gets his facts wrong.(On this point I gave a plug for Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter's e-book, Getting Jefferson Right). Newcombe defended Barton by pointing to the numerous "unconfirmed quotations" that Barton put on his website after he was called out by historians. He saw this as a mark of Barton's integrity. I wonder if Barton will do the same thing about some of his factual inaccuracies and misleading interpretations in The Jefferson Lies.

Second, Barton misrepresents the past by manipulating it for his own partisan political views. Historians need to be somewhat removed from the political process so that they can interpret the past in a disinterested and nonpartisan way. If they get too broiled in promoting causes they lose some of their integrity as historians.
obama PETULANT LILGIRL

Philadelphia, PA

#54 Jul 13, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Compared to Federal, State and Local governments.
The government is shedding jobs, not adding them.
The private sector is at least adding jobs.
Teabaggers taking one out of context "sound bite" to "spin".
"The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government oftentimes cuts initiated by governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the Federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in,” he added.
And so, if Republicans want to be helpful, if they really want to move forward and put people back to work, what they should be thinking about is ‘how do we help state and local governments and how do we help the construction industry,’” said President Obama.
“Because the recipes that they’re promoting are basically the kinds of policies that would add weakness to the economy,” he concluded.
son, don't be a wiseguy
Outta Luck

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#56 Jul 13, 2012
I'm not scared of Hugo Chavez, and I am glad the president is not either.
GOP looks like they warming us up for our next war. Who will be the winner this time? Haliburton won our last war, Profiting in the billions.
Can Bain Capital profit from a war in South America?


Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#57 Jul 13, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." --George Bush-- Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000
he mighta been jokin, I'm not sure obama is jokin
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#58 Jul 13, 2012
Bush tried to kill Chavez. He failed so then he killed Saddam. they kill the ones who have tons of oil. The ONLY countries the Repubs want to have big wars in and they call evil axis are where all of the remaining world's oil is. We are running out of oil worldwide so the Repubs say all the countries that have most of the oil and evil and they must kill off the presidents and take over, take the oil.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#59 Jul 13, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." --George Bush-- Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000
WHILE OBAMA AND LIBERAL TALKING HEADS CONTINUE TO ASK ROMNEY FOR TAX AND BUSINESS RECORDS

Jay Carney sneers at reporter’s request for Obama’s college records
July 12, 2012

Charlie Spiering
The Washington Examiner
@charliespiering

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney derided a reporter today for asking whether President Obama would release his college records in the campaign, to serve as an example of transparency.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#60 Jul 13, 2012
The GOP attacks and the whole nation yawns.

Wake me up when the GOP attack is over.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#61 Jul 13, 2012
Well lets see. War with Iran, Russia, N.Korea, now Venezuela.

Far right extremists have to be trolls, because nobody could be that stupid by accident.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#62 Jul 13, 2012
What "Chavez threat?" More desperate horseshit from Romney's fast-collapsing campaign. He'll do ANYTHING to distract from his Bain disaster!

Buh-bye, Mittens. Hey, GOP - maybe you could still talk Jeb Bush into running! LOL
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#63 Jul 13, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>WHILE OBAMA AND LIBERAL TALKING HEADS CONTINUE TO ASK ROMNEY FOR TAX AND BUSINESS RECORDS
Jay Carney sneers at reporter’s request for Obama’s college records
July 12, 2012
Charlie Spiering
The Washington Examiner
@charliespiering
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney derided a reporter today for asking whether President Obama would release his college records in the campaign, to serve as an example of transparency.
All Romney has to do is come clean for
once in his vulture capitalist, tax dodging life,
but he doesn't dare to.

Poor slob.
Caught with his nickers down.
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#64 Jul 13, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Riiight. Bush became president and eight months
into his presidency 9/11 happened. Bush was warned
numerous times about terrorists flying airliners into tall
buildings and ignored the warnings.
Did he welcome his "trifecta"?
So what would you have done? Shut down all air travel and commerce? For how long?

What a maroon.

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